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BREAKING: Massive explosion at a Waco TX, fertilizer plant reports of it being felt 65 miles away. http://i.imgur.com/Gseq66r.jpg -
WacoTrib.com @wacotrib 6m
Update on West explosion: "...Every house within about four blocks is blown apart.” http://bit.ly/11f7e3y
Okay everybody relax, its probably not Al Queda
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Evidently the fire was burning for a while and blew up once all of the first responders got there. Super tragic and they will have to fly in new emergency personnel to treat the wounded.
I live 50 miles north of West and my wife and I both felt the explosion here at our house. We thought it was an earthquake. Prayers sent. Absolutely terrible
5 fire fighters and at least one police officer confirmed dead now. Scott and White hospital in Temple have just been alerted to get ready for 200+ injured in the next hr. They are fearing 60-70+ have died.
Someone just made a huge mistake. OSHA will have a field day with this. T&P
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70 now confirmed dead
So awful man. Im afraid that number is just going to climb tonight. Prayers sent.
Sweet jesus, that sucks
Wow the video is nuts
It's not confirmed that is the fatality count that was only an estimate by the EMS director. Pray it's lower.
Toxic fumes are spreading and they are evacuating the entire area/town?
Damn I wonder if they have the breathing equipment to go in and search for survivors.
Might be another explosion, everyone has to get out.
Screen shot from the video.
Here's the full vid
Explosions rocked a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, Wednesday evening as firefighters were battling a fire, causing multiple injuries, authorities said.
Dani Moore, dispatcher with the Texas Department of Pubic Safety, said she did not know how many were injured or the extent of their injuries.
"The fertilizer plant was on fire. Firefighters were on the scene. There was an explosion ... followed by a second explosion,'' she said.
She said there were multiple damages to structures and vehicles. She said she had no information on the cause of the blasts or fire.
WFAA.com reported at least 10 structures were on fire, including a school which is next door to the plant. An emergency triage center was set up at a high school football field.
The TV station said on its website that a shock wave was felt in parts of North Texas.
The Waco Tribune reported injuries to several people including firefighters.
The fertilizer plant is about 20 miles north of Waco and just off Interstate 35.
KWTX.com reported one of the nearby buildings damaged was a nursing home, and state troopers transported some of the injured to hospitals in patrol cars.
It also said the explosion knocked out electrical power to part of the community.
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, was receiving some of the injured. Answering the phone at the hospital, Karen Jackson said she could provide no information on the number of injured or the extent.
This picture is from 100 miles away (Arlington)
Edit not exactly sure if it is real, but I got from another website from a person talking about the blast.
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Their is another tank that may cause an even larger explosion if the fire gets to it.
Sadly I think it might be higher.
Can't imagine it didn't blow in that explosion. Must be one strong tank.
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